AceShowbiz - The nominees for the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced on Thursday, December 15 morning by HFPA, assisted by %cSofia Vergara%, %cGerard Butler%, %cRashida Jones% and %cWoody Harrelson%. First category announced was Best Supporting Actress in TV Series, Mini-Series, or Made-for-TV Movie which went to %cJessica Lange% (American Horror Story), %cKelly Macdonald% (Boardwalk Empire), %cMaggie Smith% (Downton Abbey), Vergara (Modern Family) and %cEvan Rachel Wood% (Mildred Pierce).
Next, competing for the Lead Actress in a TV drama series are familiar names such as %cJulianna Margulies% of "The Good Wife" and %cClaire Danes% of "Homeland". Over at the comedy department, there's "New Girl" %cZooey Deschanel% competing against %cTina Fey% of "30 Rock" and last year's winner %cLaura Linney% of "The Big C" among others.
"Game of Thrones" receives nominations in Best Drama Series as well as Supporting Actor in a drama series for %cPeter Dinklage%. "Boardwalk Empire" gets three nods in Best Drama Series, Best TV Actor and Best Supporting Actress in TV.
Overall, the TV nominations are led by "Downton Abbey" and "Mildred Pierce" with four each. Network-wise HBO is the frontrunner with 18 nominations, followed by Showtime with 8.
Winners will be announced in a live broadcast on NBC on January 15, 2012. %cRicky Gervais% will be back as host and %cMorgan Freeman% will receive the Cecille DeMille Award.
Best TV Drama
Best TV Comedy or Musical
Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture
Best Actor in a TV Drama
Best Actor in a TV Musical or Comedy
Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Made-for-TV Movie
Best Supporting Actor in TV Series, Mini-Series, or Made-for-TV Movie
Best Actress in a TV Drama
Best Actress in a TV Musical or Comedy
Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Made-for-TV Movie
Best Supporting Actress in TV Series, Mini-Series, or Made-for-TV Movie